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4 ways to motivate a flat lining team

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4 ways to motivate a flat lining team

Motivating and inspiring your team are two important leadership skills that cannot afford to go unnoticed and not get the attention they deserve. So, if you’re struggling with ways to motivate your team – follow our top tips below…

#1 – Keep on top of your one to ones.

Having regular one to one meetings with your team is really important. This is where you can discuss each individual team member’s goals within the business and put together tailored plans to reach them. This will let your team know you care about them and their progression and success within the company.

This can also give your team members the chance to give out their suggestions, ideas, problems and issues.

#2 – Find out what interests them.

To find out the things that motivate, interest and encourages your team members, you could simply ask them. Getting to know your team doesn’t have to be done in secret. You could send out a survey asking what they’re interested in, if they won a prize what would their ideal prize be, etc. The most popular answers may be:

  • Money
  • Days out / nights out
  • Team/individual activities

#3 – Give them what they need

In order to do a job well – your team may need extra resources. Take it upon yourself to ask “is there anything else you think you could benefit from to help you?” If the answer is yes, then adapt your budget to accommodate their needs. It will make them more appreciated and therefore more motivated to perform well.

#4 – Motivational messages

Writing your team members individual, tailored messages can make each of your team feel much appreciated, inspired and motivated. This doesn’t have to be a long message; just a sentence on post it notes can go a long way! Some examples of motivational messages are:

  • Great things never come from comfort zones
  • Success doesn’t find you – you have to go out and get it
  • It’s going to be hard, but hard doesn’t mean impossible
  • The key to success is to focus on goals – not obstacles
  • Success only comes to those to dare to attempt
  • Don’t count the days, make the days count
  • There are no shortcuts to anywhere that is worth going

Motivation is an essential part of any workplace and you should be constantly striving to make your employees feel motivated and inspired. If you do this, you’re sure to achieve the results that you need.

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